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Balls of Fury Reviews

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Balls of Fury isn't quite as funny as it thinks it is, but there are some good gags and it's worth seeing for Christopher Walken's performance.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

December 27, 2007
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A good-natured, easy-to-take goof.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2007
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

There are just enough interesting characters, along with dozens of fresh ideas relating to ping-pong, to keep the audience along for the ride.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

October 22, 2007
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders

The last must-see comedy of the summer.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3/4

September 8, 2007
Kam Williams
AALBC.com

A breakout role for Dan Fogler, who comes across as a combination of Johns Belushi and Candy, exhibiting the former's unbounded enthusiasm, and the latter's ever-endearing charm. Just remember to check your brain at the box-office.

Full Review Source: AALBC.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 1, 2007
Fred Topel
Can Magazine

Thank god somebody remembers how to do comedy. It's really simple. If you're doing really silly things, you have to play them totally straight. That's the only way it works.

Full Review Source: Can Magazine

August 31, 2007
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Both 'Balls' and 'Rush Hour 3' include scenes in which the lead characters walk gingerly because of an unfortunate, um, butt circumstance; yet such lowbrow antics are much easier to take in the movie that DIDN'T cost $140 million.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 31, 2007
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Opens without a pulse, fires intermittent blanks throughout, musters up momentum with a silly sense of humor that eventually, just barely, wins over its audience.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 30, 2007
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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This is pretty thin soup, but the players are spirited and the jokes generally offbeat.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 30, 2007

Could a movie that mixes table tennis, spies and kung-fu action star anyone else but Christopher Walken? Probably not.

Full Review Source: MTV

August 30, 2007
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Balls Of Fury sweeps across the screen with delightfully wacko one liners per second, locked solidly into the genius premise of ping pong as a girlie game morphed into superjock rivalry between ferocious, sweaty he-men.

Full Review Source: Long Island Press

August 30, 2007
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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While Balls of Fury is slightly more sophisticated in its comic strategies, 'slightly' remains the operative word.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 30, 2007
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com

The surprisingly funny Balls of Fury's tagline may read, "A Huge Comedy with Tiny Balls," but it has some big, brass ones, too.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 30, 2007
James Rocchi
Cinematical

Balls of Fury may be fairly specialized (How many sports-flick/martial arts parodies can you name, off the top of your head?), but even with that weird backhand spin, it scores more than a few points.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 3/4

August 29, 2007
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Something of a surprise, Balls of Fury serves up sports thrills and a good amount of laughter...

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 29, 2007
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's schlocky and tasteless but also good-natured and harmless, and the people who come out to see it will get just what they want: 90 minutes of freewheeling, switch-off-your-brain laughs.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 29, 2007
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Everyone in the movie appears to be having a very good time, an attractive quality in a comedy. You may laugh out loud in spite of yourself.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

August 29, 2007
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Lennon, Garant and Fogler are masters of the prolonged punch line, extending a joke so far that it hits funny, whizzes into the stands, then bounces back. The same, come to think of it, could be said for their movie.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 29, 2007
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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Balls of Fury also scores points, so to speak, for coming up with its own sports context. Talladega Nights had NASCAR. Blades of Glory had the world of figure skating. Ping-Pong has . . . rec rooms?

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 29, 2007
Kamal Al-Solaylee
Globe and Mail
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It may look episodic and disgracefully low-budget in places, but there's also a theatrical quality in the way scenes are blocked, and punch lines delivered.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

August 29, 2007
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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October 18, 2008
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008

Screen International
September 8, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 1, 2007
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